Astôdân, and Recorded Instances of Children Having Been Nourished by Wolves and Birds of Prey:Two Papers Read by Jivanji Jamsedji Modi, B. A. , Before the Anthropological and Natural History Societies of Bombay (Classic Reprint) Jivanji Jamsedji Modi
Virtues are like flowers. Values are the fruits. A man planted an orchard to grow, blossom and enliven his own home. His neighborhood was enriched by its fragrance and nourished by its fruits. A man´s virtues may primarily edify his own mind but the values serve to enlighten and empower his generation. Innate abilities and capacities are meant to be of greater benefit to the common good than for individual gain. Thus, one should live in service of another: to serve and not to be served. One must be fruitful by adding value to life. Virtue without value is vicious, vindictive and venomous. In other words, without a substance of value, a virtue degenerates to a vice. Vices are like weeds bearing false fruits. Of self-righteousness; there is always need to manage the vicious complication of pride by strictly inculcating the value of humility in productivity. By sufficiency of grace, vices are extirpated like weeds on the garden of human mind. By strong hands of the potter, the broken clay is crushed and remolded into utility vessel. On the workbench of the blacksmith, the rusted iron is melted and refined into an alloy or luminescent metal glowing from the heat of the furnace. That is transformation. Virtues are like candles. Light is the value. As the flame glows, the oxygen burns and the wax melts down. Such is the virtuous. As his light shines, his blood flows and his life ebbs away. No candle can ignite itself. A glowing splint needs to be rekindled by the breath of air. A prepared mind needs to be renewed by the wind of grace; which unleashes the tongues of inspiration. A strong body works freely in obedience to the call to be fruitful. A pure soul answers peacefully the invitation of perpetual grace. A man lives solely to kindle a light in the darkness of existence. As he illuminates the void of the earth with his sweat and blood, he leads the way in the progressive work of creation. He arouses the desire for perfection and raises the human mind to the threshold of divinity. He opens the eyes of many but eventually closes his own eyes in death. He blesses the lives of others and yet dies in desperate need of grace. He heals the sick of their ailments but finally succumbs to his own syndrome. He uplifts the burden of affliction and yet labors under the yoke of his own cross. He saved others but couldn´t save himself. Hence, his faith is renewed in the value of ultimate sacrifice. His memory is offered in flesh and blood. That is transubstantiation. Virtues are like medals. An imaginary hallow encircles the head of a saint as a medal adorns the neck of a hero. Beyond the medal is the honor. Beyond the honor is the grace. There is an inward meaning for every outward sign. This ordains the sacramental value of laurels. There is a touch of grace in our everyday reality. Life is a miracle. Vision grants hope. Dreams are free. The man that walks in the path of freedom follows the lead of love to a glorious destination. The race of life is less about winning or losing. It´s more about surviving. This is the utmost need: to survive. This is the trophy that awaits all that blazes the trail of life: a reward of eternal peace – joy and fruitfulness – as experienced by the immortal soul. Honour is like a seed of peace placed in the hand of the diligent worker, who then has more seeds to sow, more fruits to bear and more expectations to meet. Honor isn´t praises. No one receives praise for unfinished works. Only in divinity is found the mark of perfection. Beyond the surface, virtues are represented as attributes or markers of character formation. In other words, virtues are projected as the truest identity of an individual. That which is unseen becomes the substance. And that which is visible becomes the shadow. That is transfiguration. Hall of Virtues is the fifth of a twelve-volume book series on the theme of Freedom.
The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypse In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowitz hopes to raise humanity from its fallen state to one of grace. But is such knowledge the key to salvation? Or the certain sign that we are doomed to repeat our most grievous mistakes ... ?
Discover a forgotten British heritage. The protection and promotion of the UK?s native rare breeds is something that?s in Adam Henson?s blood. His father, Joe, established the Rare Breeds Trust in 1973,and they have been a core attraction at their Cotswold Farm Park, and a part of the Henson family story ever since. In A Breed Apart, Adam Henson takes readers on a very personal journey around the nation, discovering the animals that have shaped our lives and our land throughout the centuries. From postcard perfect Highland Cows to the Cotswold sheep (for whom the Cotswolds are named), to the fearsome, four-horned Manx Loagthan ram and the Ulster White Pig, Adam travels the length and breadth of the British Isles, uncovering the history of these ancient animals, meeting the specialists and farmers who are passionate about their preservation, and shares his hopes for the future of these magnificent and unique breeds and his fight for their survival. This is the story of Britain, told through the native breeds that have nourished and nurtured the nation.
The third book in the critically acclaimed Wicked & Wise series offers a compelling analysis of the issue of food on an international scale. From nutrition to world hunger to GM farming, what are the impacts of food and food issues on regional, political, cultural, business and social priorities? With two billion obese and two billion hungry, food is a key issue in the future development of the world´s population and its health. As with every wicked and wise issue, it throws up significant moral, political and economic concerns when tackling how we will keep the world´s population nourished in decades to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Addis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033792/bk_adbl_033792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With an empty nest and divorce in hand, Rona decides it´s time to explore the fantasies that nourished her through a long, tedious marriage to a man whose idea of outrageous sex was leaving the lights on. At the top of her fantasy list is touring Dark Haven, the BDSM club, but she isn´t prepared for the effect of a powerful Dom. When Master Simon takes control and introduces her to toys and sensations she´s never felt before, she realizes he could fulfil every fantasy on her list all by himself. But she´s vowed to never get trapped in a relationship again. One of the most popular Doms in Dark Haven, Master Simon has had his fill of eager, shallow, young subs. Rona is older, intelligent, independent, and sweetly submissive. After an evening of intense pleasure and despite her obvious attraction, she refuses to see him again. He needs a way to change her mind. She´s not the first sub he´s taken on a journey of exploration, but he´s beginning to think she might be the last. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063089/bk_acx0_063089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For vibrant, lovely Jean Suttman, the fellowship to study in Rome was the culmination of her dreams, until she undertook an innocent expedition to the ancient Temple of Mithra. From the moment she stepped into the pagan darkness and discovered the corpse of Albert, one of her fellow students, she was afraid. Not even the comforting presence of the perceptive and practical Jacqueline Kirby could erase the fear that was nourished by one small accident after another, ´´accidents´´ that came dreadfully close to killing her. Someone was stalking Jean, someone ruthless and determined. Before long she could see no chance of rescue from the ever-present terror, no hope of escape, nothing but death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/010784/bk_blak_010784_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For vibrant, lovely Jean Suttman, the fellowship to study in Rome was the culmination of all her dreams, until she undertook an innocent expedition to the ancient subterranean Temple of Mithra. From the moment she stepped into the pagan darkness and discovered the corpse of the repulsive Albert, one of her fellow students, she was afraid. Not even the comforting presence of the perceptive and practical Jacqueline Kirby could erase the fear which was nourished by one small accident after another. ´´Accidents´´ which come dreadfully close to killing her. Someone was stalking Jean, someone ruthless and determined. Before long she could see no chance of rescue from the ever-present terror...no hope of escape...nothing but death... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Conlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/000600/bk_blak_000600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beneath a shadowed moon in a cloud-streaked sky, the sacred orb splits and a hatchling is born. It is Nyroc, son of Kludd, fallen leader of the Pure Ones, and his evil mate, Nyra. Born from evil, trained to evil, Nyroc is destined to fulfill his father´s terrible plan: the oppression of all owldom under the vicious talons of the Pure Ones. But doubt grows in Nyroc´s heart, fed by strange, forbidden legends of a great tree far away where noble owls live in peace. And a light dawns in Nyroc´s gizzard, nourished by friendship. A day is nearing when Nyroc must choose to fulfill his destiny or to defy it. It will be a day of blood and terror 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela Garelick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003006/bk_blak_003006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.